Today is the birthday of Mr. Peter Roget, 1779. He is best known for his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (1852). It seems fitting that this is also National Thesaurus Day. Words and more words, all displaying the rich and varied nuances of language.
Rhinos have a system that is similar for making distinctions of tone and emphasis, but it defies translation.
That being the case, We will simply press on.
Please do not suppose that We Rhinos are not trying to make sense of what goes on around Us. We do. Still, We have not managed to arrive at any startling conclusions.
What Rhinos do know is: Nature offers no Guarantees, long term or short.
Just because a plant smells benign does not mean it is compatible with the Rhino Diet. That is why our first nibble is delicate, in case there has been an error in the plant selection.
In the Wild, you have to pay attention.
Each of our Rhino heads is like a train station, with trains of thought chugging in and out all the time.
That’s just how it is.
Washta, Iowa was officially established in 1868 by a Mr. Whisman, the postmaster there. Washta has never been large. It is called “The Coldest Place in Iowa”, referring back to a temperature of minus 47 degrees, recorded in 1912. If it was windy, nobody told Us.
The population of roughly 450 must have had a mega-shivery time of it. Goodness!
If you wish to write to folks out there, the zip code is 51061. YIR, helpful to a fault.
Rhinos have various specialties, fields of research, areas of experience. We cheerfully admit it.
One such area is Baked Goods Consumption.
Believe Us: This is how the Cookie Crumbles.
Rhinos today all belong in warm places. That’s where Nature plopped Us, and We need to be content there. Our body heating systems are calibrated for our home turf, so dancing off to chilly locales is fraught with peril. Not to mention, it’s cold as … can be.